Prediction of Water Injection Time For An Iraqi Oilfield To Sustain The Natural Flow Through Using Prosper-Ipm Software

Pshtiwan Jaf, Sarhad Farkha, Farhad Khoshnaw


This paper launch a brief on the effect of production in an oilfield in Iraq on the natural production through pressure depletion, and amount of psi pressure lost per month and hence per year. The science of production engineering, one of the important tasks to monitor is the change in the reservoir pressure which is the source of all pressure within a well production system. Nowadays, petroleum Softwares are valid for matching the test and measurement data to establish an intensive prediction for future probabilities.  This work is done as key entry point for future plan and requirements in one of the oilfield in Iraq under the current production rate. The name of the field is considered as FK-OILFIELD due to the confidentiality of data. The oil production mainly has been produced from the K field for about 6 years starting with around 10,000 bbl/day for the first year and gradually increasing to 120,000 bbl/day now. The production data are in cooperated with bottom-hole field measurement data via PROSPER Software which is mainly focuses on production test parameters Pressure and Flow Rate.  This paper contains a brief introduction to the one of the tasks of petroleum production engineers and then how production naturally occurs within the oil wells production systems. Additionally, outcomes of field measurements and production data history are used for modelling the reservoir and wellbore performance of the field. One well is selected around the field for modeling the PROSPER Simulation and sensitivities are carried out considering the field bottom-hole data, especially pressure history. The well is named as FK-OILFIELD Well.

The outcomes of the simulation and data history are considered for predicting of losing natural flow in the field through depletion and reservoir pressure sensitivity are tried for that purpose.


PROSPER Software; OILFIELD; Bottom-hole data; Pressure and Flow Rate.

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